A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 319,834
Currently Running With Scissors:
153 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: is this normal?  (Read 1720 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: July 02, 2006 08:35:03 PM »

so far i have only done a couple of swaps, about three.  and so far my partners and i have gotten along, talk all the time, are very chatty and friendly, etc.  i'm in this new swap and my swap partner doesn't talk to me.  hasn't pm'ed me once, hasn't asked any questions or anything. 
my point is, is it normal to have a partner that doesn't talk to you during the swap process?  i'm fairly new to all this and don't really know what is normal and what isn't yet.
thanks.   Smiley
Offline Offline

Posts: 2022
Joined: 08-Feb-2006

viva la hamsterpants! may he rest in peace.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006 12:31:58 AM »

i think everybody's style varies, so this person may be more into crafting than chatting.  with that in mind, i would definitely pm the person once at the beginning, if only to say, "is there anything you want to tell me before i start crafting for you?" and definitely pm the person before you send just to check in.

Offline Offline

Posts: 944
Joined: 02-Sep-2005

Hands up if you're over Twilight!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006 12:43:23 AM »

You might want to check if they have even been online lately. Maybe they haven't had time to get on the net for a little while... 

Although some people are more into crafting than chatting communicating is a requirement of being a good swapper, so they should at least respond to you once or twice during the swap or risk getting a "didn't communicate" note in their swap feedback.

If it  continues and really worries you, PM the organiser about it... unless you are the organiser... in which case you just have to encourage the person and try to be nice about it...  Undecided but be honest in the feedback.

Don't worry too much though. So far you've had mostly good experiences that's the main thing! Smiley

« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 09:04:50 PM »

great advice from both of you, thanks for the help.   Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006 10:34:44 AM »

lol, i'm one of those "quiet" swappers...i'm just on the computer too much to get into chatting...i have 2 kids that are pulling on my leg and i just make my crafts instead of talking. don't take it wrong...we aren't unfriendly...i actually didn't think it was "un-normal" till now  Huh

[ Tenika M. ]
Scarlet Beautiful. nifty tees for sale.
wist list
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1330
Joined: 15-Nov-2004

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 08:14:57 AM »

For most of my first swaps, I never communicated with my partner--I didn't see a reason too ( I was a newbie and shy)! In fact, it's only recently that I have started, because recently the questionairres have gotten more precise and include likes and dislikes. Now I have a better idea of what to make and so, I have more questions! Wists help with this too.

However, if you pm someone and they don't respond at all, you might try again--in case they didn't get it for some reason.


Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
Offline Offline

Posts: 944
Joined: 02-Sep-2005

Hands up if you're over Twilight!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006 09:44:37 PM »

don't take it wrong...we aren't unfriendly...i actually didn't think it was "un-normal" till now  Huh

Don't worry! Un-normal is normal at Craftster! Cheesy

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!
@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.